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CNN to stop hiring former Trump aides who were ‘complicit’ in spreading the president’s lies: report

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Working for the current White House might not be the best career move. According to a new report from Politico, former Trump aides trying to transition their career out of the White House could face challenges landing high-paying gigs in the media.

After the midterm election, Trump might see a “great exodus” from his Cabinet officials and other aides.

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In the past, most people would look to transition their political expertise into a media career. However, CNN’s President Jeff Zucker hinted that he would be cautious when hiring former Trump aides.

“Zucker has told people inside and outside the network that he’s not interested in hiring former officials he perceives as complicit in spreading falsehoods or spurious talking points, according to four people familiar with the conversation,” Politico reported.

A source close to CNN said, “If they do any hiring after the midterms, it’s more likely to be members of Congress, Senators, and governors who lost their races, plus outgoing GOP members.”

Two agents from MSNBC also expressed similar views. Fox News said they were willing to consider former Trump employees.

“We are always open to talking with strong political experts on both sides of the aisle who are interested in being on-air talent,” a Fox News spokesperson said.

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MSNBC and CNN declined to comment on the record for the story.

“People whose resumes predate the White House are basically going to end up fine,” a former White House official said. “People who think their job in the White House is going to be their golden parachute to a high-level corporate gig are going to find themselves crashing and burning.”


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MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace chuckles after Times reporter explains why Trump has no hope of pivoting to an empathetic campaign

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MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace struggled to stifle a chuckle in a conversation about President Donald Trump's struggle to run a campaign that can contend with most Americans' needs in a horrific pandemic.

"I think to Nick [Confessore's] point earlier, there should be a sense of nervousness in Trump's camp," began Democratic strategist Basil Smikle. "You don't see -- you talked about enablers. You don't see Republicans engaged in their behavior with respect to the president at this juncture. You're starting to see them not nationalize he's the president of the United States. They should be more allied with him, but instead, they're focused on local campaigns. The president has lost several cases at the Supreme Court, the Affordable Care Act case notwithstanding. There's a lot of things they should be rallying around, but they can't."

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Here’s how bad things are for Trump after the Supreme Court ruling: columnist

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In a piece for Vanity Fair, columnist Eric Lutz addressed the degree to which President Donald Trump is in trouble after the ruling by the Supreme Court on his financial records.

Trump has spent the better part of four years fighting any transparency about his finances and taxes, which many have suspected might reveal illegal activity.

"He's not going to release his tax returns," said senior adviser Kellyanne Conway in 2017. "We litigated this all through the election. People didn't care."

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Trump gets advice from golfing buddies and right-wing Twitter as America faces a ‘crisis of truth’: op-ed

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Writing in the Washington Post this Thursday, columnist Michael Gerson contends that President Trump is running the country through the prism of the "right-wing information bubble."

"Trump is not only using this right-wing information bubble to exploit his supporters," Gerson writes. "He also seems, increasingly, to have taken up residence there. As his failures have multiplied, his hold on political reality has loosened. Trump has become our boy in the bubble, with an intellectual immune system too weak for him to survive exposure to reality."

All sources of dissent and critical thinking have been removed systematically removed from his administration -- — posts formerly held by Rex Tillerson, James Mattis and Dan Coats, have now been replaced by sycophants, according to Gerson.

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